Friday, March 22, 2013

Neverlove review & Reviewer Appreciation giveaway

For seventeen-year-old Abigail, one rash decision leads to an unexpected chance for redemption. At V'Salicus Academy, a unique institute where she trains to become an agent of heaven, she struggles with the pain of her past, the changes of the present and accepts a loveless future until her path – and heart – crosses with Basil’s.

Basil's off-chance slip of the tongue binds him to a life of servitude to the Devourer, the master of hell. His existence has no upside until a chance meeting with Abigail brings new perspective.

Keeping the truth of their present lives from each other brings disaster when secrets are brought to light and the life of Abigail’s mentor is put on the line.

Can Abigail and Basil save her mentor and salvage their love amid the chaos? Or will they lose it all, destined forever to NEVERLOVE?

My review:
Abigail's future had never looked more bleak. So when she tries to end her life, she receives one thing she never expected: a chance at a good future. At V'Salicus Academy, she trains to be a servant of Heaven to help escort souls to Judgement. She still must deal with the pain of her past, but she meets a cute boy named Basil in a coffee shop and he makes her feel good again. The secrets keep building, and when everything explodes, Abigail must decide between duty and love.

Angela Brown hooks the reader with a powerful beginning and doesn't disappoint with several shocks at the end. It's a dark and emotional tale that makes your stomach twist and your heart hammer in your chest. Abagail begins at the bottom in the darkest depths of her own nightmares and claws her way back up. She's real, lovable, and admirable. I'm an even bigger fan of Basil. Smart, compassionate, and a bit of a geek. I love he's not the bad boy we typically see in YA books.

The plot takes the reader on several twists and turns. To dark places and sweet moments. The imagery is astounding. I could picture even the most horrific things in my head like a certain throne!

I can't wait to read more in this series and to learn more about the fascinating mythos.

Purchase Neverlove at: Amazon * B&N * Kobo

Author bio:  Born and raised in Little Rock, AR, Angela Brown now calls Central Texas home. She’s a lover of Wild Cherry Pepsi and chocolate/chocolate covered delicious-ness. Steampunk, fantasy and paranormal to contemporary – mostly young adult – fill her growing library of books. Mother to a rambunctious darling girl aptly nicknamed Chipmunk, life stays busy. Her favorite quote keeps her moving: “You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

You can find Angela at her website * Goodreads * Twitter

Angela is holding a Reviewer Appreciation giveaway! Here's what she says:
Readers and reviewers, YOU ARE THE BEST!! To show my appreciation, I'd like to offer a chance for one of you that read and reviewed Neverlove to win a $25 Amazon e-gift card. The giveaway is a month long, so that means if you have Neverlove in your pretty little hands and you'd like to enter, you've got plenty of time to do so. To make this even more enjoyable, let's add a challenge. If the number of reviews at Amazon reaches 35 before the end of the giveaway, I'll add $15 to the gift card. If it reaches 50 reviews, I'll make the gift card $50. You read that right. If we reach 50 reviews for Neverlove, the $25 gift card will double to $50.


  1. she and this book sound amazing and i love her mc name :)

  2. Great giveaway idea! Congrats for the release.
    Thanks for posting!

  3. I never lack for great books to add to my TBR list when I visit your blog. Thanks!

  4. Great review! Her characters were very captivating.

  5. Very good review, Christine. Now I'm curious. :)

  6. Great review and you've piqued my interest :)

  7. I can't wait to finish what I'm currently reading to get to Neverlove. I'm so glad it's up on B&N now. :D

    Have a great weekend, Christine.

  8. Hi Christine .. you've tempted me with your review of Angela's book .. have a great weekend .. Hilary

  9. What a great review! I've seen this book advertised on a few sidebars, but never really knew what it was about. It sounds intriguing!

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  11. Thank you, folks! It's an awesome dark fantasy. Angela just released another one this week. Check out Frailties of the Bond!

  12. Sounds interesting. I'll have to pick it up.

  13. What a great giveaway. I have this book and need to put it higher up my TBR pile.

  14. Fantastic review! I already have Neverlove on my wishlist. The premise is so intriguing!

  15. i love your in depth reviews, really highlight the bright spots for us!
    so many books, so little time!


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